The undesirable, single black woman propaganda lives on ladies and gentlemen and Paul Carrick Brunson is so not here for it.
The relationship coach took to Facebook to call out the A&E show Married at First Sight for a clear agenda pitting black men and women against each other. Brunson became aware of the issue when a follower reached out to him and asked what he thinks about black women being excluded in dating — an assertion backed up by the video below in which a white dating coach for the show claims “Many of our African-American men are not interested in dating an African-American woman.” And as this conundrum normally goes, all of the black women they screened only want to date black men (who they claim don’t want them in return).
And that’s when Brunson called B.S. in a 17-minute video telling the show to “take responsibility for your ignorance.”
“This segment shows everything that’s wrong with television when it comes to these dating shows…This is a travesty that this happened and this is why. They did it simply to get people talking; to demoralize us; and to be provocative…and it’s very irresponsible to do this. Why? Because it’s not factual. It’s not supported by any data — what they said.”
Though one expert from the show responded to Paul’s tweets about the irresponsibility of this segment and said they were listening to his concerns, another expert wasn’t nearly as open to the criticism, sending this note below.
“It should be emphasized that these comments are in reference to African-American men in our applicant pool. There were no generalizations made…however you might be interested to know that we observed this to be very clear and a specific trend not only in our matchmaking attempts in Atlanta for season 3 but also season 1 and season 2 in the New York area. We consistently had an abundance of what we consider to be rather amazing African-American women and little to no African-American men to match with them. In addition, very frequently, African-American men in our applicant pool across all three seasons expressed deal-breakers around NOT wanting to be matched with African-American women. Whatever this might or might not represent in terms of the greater population is certainly up for debate and interpretation.”
As you can imagine, that response only angered Brunson more as he proceeded to call out statistics showing black men marry outside of their race less than American Indian women and that 88% of African-American men are married to black women. In other words three black men who don’t like black women but are silly enough to participate in a docu-series in which the participant is expected to marry someone on site after their compatibility is measured by a group of random “experts” does not a trend make.
You have to watch the entire video to truly appreciate how hard Brunson goes for black love and how he refuses to pander to anyone who tries to convince the masses it doesn’t exist. The cherry on top of all this is a black man who commented on the thread about making it to the last round of auditions and was told he couldn’t be matched with anyone. And guess who he was checking for? A sista.
A&E, you got some ‘splaining to do.
Take responsibility for your ignorance. #MarriedAtFirstSight
Posted by Paul Carrick Brunson on Thursday, December 3, 2015